National Plus school
A National Plus school in Indonesia refers to a school that offers education beyond the minimum requirements of the national Indonesian accreditation authorities. It is an unofficial term, undefined by law, regulation or any official body and therefore open to interpretation in practice. Typically national plus schools offer some subjects taught in English rather than in Indonesian, may provide some native English speakers on staff or may offer international curriculum such as from Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) or the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).
The Association of National Plus Schools - Bertaraf Internasional (ANPS-BI) is an independent association that offers support and accreditation for such schools. The Indonesian department of education also has a related accreditation category for those schools which offer an international standard of education. The accreditation requirements of ANPS-BI and the Indonesian department of education are different and most schools who label themselves as national plus schools are not accredited by either body.
National Plus schools can typically be differentiated from international schools by their core market. International schools tend to primarily exist to serve the needs of expatriate students and national plus schools for Indonesian students; however there is significant overlap on both sides.
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